VentureFounders: Online Venture Capital Firm

VentureFounders is one of the UK's leading equity investment platforms, providing its sophisticated, HNW client base with access to highly-curated and structured investment opportunities, in early stage venture transactions.

Members of the VentureFounders Investment team are FCA-registered, with private equity and investment management backgrounds. All investment opportunities have undergone a rigorous investment selection and due diligence process, and are subject to ongoing portfolio monitoring and reporting to shareholders. VentureFounders is chaired by Martin McCourt, former CEO of Dyson. The full VentureFounders team is available on www.venturefounders.co.uk.

Since launching in 2014, VentureFounders has supported 26 ambitious scale-up businesses, which have raised in excess of £75m through the platform. During 2017 alone, we made investments in 11 new businesses and supported 15 of our existing portfolio companies with follow-on funding rounds. VentureFounders has one of the highest funding success rates in the industry (90%).

VentureFounders is an official partner of the London Co-Investment Fund, a £25m fund raised from the Mayor of London's Growth Place Fund. The London Co-Investment Fund co-invests with VentureFounders in high growth tech, science and digital startups that are based in London. VentureFounders and Microsoft Accelerator (London) partner to support scale-up businesses both technically and financially, preparing businesses for their next growth phase.

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Martin McCourt VENTUREFOUNDERS CHAIRMAN & SENIOR ADVISOR

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January Portfolio Updates 2018

Keeping our investors up to date with current portfolio activity

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Rotageek prepares for second funding round

In November, VF successfully supported startup Rotageek in a £1.2 million equity raise. Rotageek was co-founded by Chris McCullough. Prior to founding Rotageek, Chris worked in the NHS as an A&E doctor. He initially created Rotageek to help overcome the staffing issues faced by his A&E department, but soon left his job in healthcare to fully commit himself to the company following a wave of interest from a range of industries.  After a great year working with companies such as O2, Rotageek and VF are preparing for a second raise in October.

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SCALE UP SERIES | TALENT: FINDERS KEEPERS

At our recent Scale Up Series event in May, Emma Cerrone of Freeformers talked about the importance of talent for scale ups. Here she talks more about attracting and retaining talent in your business.

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Enjoying a slice of success

VentureFounders celebrated its third birthday last week. As the team gathered and the birthday cake was cut, I reflected on all that’s been achieved in the three years since it began.

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